Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Backyard Still Life

oil 10x10 inches On a cool sunny morning in February I set up this cheerful still life in my backyard. What a pleasant painting session! That day seems so long ago now. Time moves slowly these days. Im trying to keep busy, stay positive and practice gratefulness. How about you? This painting is custom framed and available through Vanessa Rothe Fine Art, 418 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA. 949-280-1550 Here are some other pieces that have recently sold at Vanessa Rothe Fine Art:
Little Limes 6x6
Mandarin March 10x10

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

December's Paint

oil 6x6 inches FRAMED Purchase info here. This little gem from last December is available in person at Mission Fine Art, San Juan Capistrano. As of this writing, the gallery is open by appointment. Call 949-922-5350 or 949-212-8410 to schedule a private gallery tour at Mission Fine Art. You'll see beautiful work in paint, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry by fifteen accomplished local artists. The gallery hopes to reopen to the public in mid-August. Meanwhile, this piece is also available for purchase online through Daily Paintworks.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Juicy, Big And Little

oil 10x10 Purchase info here. I reworked this painting from September. I don't often go back into a dry painting, but here I think it was successful. The surface color was too orange. The added grapes give it some small dark shapes, and the cooler, neutral surface and background are more harmonious with the fruit. What do you think? Here's the original version:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020


MORE CHERRIES! This little series of cherry paintings is part of the "All You Can Eat" Show at Studio C, Claremont. This great little gallery is owned and operated by my friend, Elizabeth Carr. Currently, there are small affordable works hanging, and as always, ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts and all kinds of handmade things by local artists. It's a great place to pick up a one-of-a-kind gift. You can shop safely because Elizabeth is COVID conscious. Please wear your mask. She even has beautiful handmade masks for sale! Studio C Claremont 260 W. Bonita, Claremont, CA. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-6. Dear Daisy 5x5 inches on cradled panel, ready to hang. $125 at Studio C and online here.
Sweet Tweet 5x5 inches on cradled panel, ready to hang. $125 at Studio C and online here.
Peek-A-Boo 5x5 inches on cradled panel, ready to hang. $125 at Studio C and online here.
In-N-Out Cherries 5x5 inches on cradled panel, ready to hang. $125 at Studio C and online here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Clippings, Coffee & Cream

oil 12x12 inches I'm delighted to announce the acceptance of this piece into The American Impressionist Society's 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition. Illume Gallery, St. George, Utah October 22-November 21, 2020. I'm especially excited to be included for two reasons: St. George is a drivable distance, so I'll be able to attend the AIS festivities and paint-outs for the first time. Here's hoping COVID has died down by then! Secondly, this is the 5th consecutive AIS show I have been included in, so in the fall I can apply for AIS Signature Status. I'm very grateful and humbled to be included with so many master impressionist painters. Follow me on Instagram: karenwernerart Website: